101 Best New Cocktails: Dutch 75′ Matteo Zed, VOY “Little Jumbo” Cocktail Bar, Rome, Italy

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, November 6th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

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Matteo Zed, VOY “Little Jumbo” Cocktail Bar, Rome, Italy.

Dutch 75 Matteo Zed

“This cocktail is great when accompanied with grilled meats or cured ham,” Matteo Zed.

45 ml (1.5 oz) Bols GeneverDUTCH 75

20 ml (.6 oz) litchi liqueur

20 ml (.6 oz) rosemary syrup*

30 ml (1 oz) fresh lemon juice

champagne

a spring of burned rosemary, as garnish

Shake all the ingredients except for the champagne over ice and strain into a chilled coupe.  Top with a little champagne and add the garnish.

*Rosemary Syrup

Add 20 sprigs of fresh rosemary to 500 ml (2 cups) of water, and boil for 10 minutes.  Add 500 grams (2 cups) of sugar, and stir until sugar is dissolved.  Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to stand for 10 minutes before straining it through a double layer of dampened cheesecloth.

gaz sez:  Matteo was my fabulous host in Rome in September, 2014, and this guy knows what he’s doing.  Genever can be a tough spirit to work with in the shaker, but Matteo pulls it off handsomely with this baby.  Well done, my friend.

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